#1 A New Year

Just for fun 🙂 This is a personal blog where I hope to write about various things that interest me throughout the year. I have no specific content plans, I just want to see what unfolds as the days go by. Carnet, is French for notebook. 365 is the number of days in the year…

2020 Week 26 Supersonic

Time is doing that weird thing again, where the days are just speeding by me at a ridiculous pace. mama will be gone in a few days, but she’ll be back for good in a few months! That is really exciting for my family and I’m looking forward to spending more time together. Next week…

2020 Week 25

Happy days! Mama arrived on Friday night and is staying with us for eleven days!! It was so great picking her up from the airport and seeing her smiling face. She picked the perfect week to be here as one of my son’s has surgery on Thursday. We have been laughing and cooking, been out…

2020 Week 24 Finding Peace

There is a lot going on in the world right now. We are experiencing and witnessing these events together as a collective. We are learning. Hopefully we are growing in positive ways. Amongst the noise, we must need calm. In ourselves we need to do better. We can make this world a better place, action…

2020 Week 23 Inspiration & Calm

This past week I’ve been fortunate to learn many things. I found this treasure on my wanderings and maybe it will speak to you, as it did me. I hope so. Maya Angelou has been an inspiration to me on many occasions. How wonderful is that I can seek her out and hear her words…

2020 Week 22 Why?

Colour. Racism is taught and perpetuated from one generation to the next. Babies are not born racist. Why? My children ask. They want to know why. Why does this hate exist? It’s an extremely important question and one that requires careful consideration before any answer is given. They know it’s not right. I know it’s…

2020 WEEK 21 Surprise!

This weekend Mr Notebook had organised a surprise for everyone. With some of our lockdown restrictions eased, it meant we could go for a bit of a road trip about an hour and a half away to visit our friends in Toodyay. We left on Saturday and met up at Lake Leschenaultia where we had…

2020 Week 20 Sunday the day of…

Wow! Sunday comes around quickly that’s for sure. Along with daily life stuff, this week I have been enjoying partaking in one of fave activities, watching stuff on YouTube 🙂 So today I bring you the test kitchen at Bon Appetit! If you’ve never visited this channel, I can tell you it’s great. I’ve also…

2020 Week 19 Mother’s Day!

Today is Mother’s Day 🙂 Every year on this day I celebrate what being a mother means to me. I recall favourite memories and enjoy savouring them. I conduct an evaluation of sorts on my performance as a mother over the past year. Things like, I have been as kind as I can, have been…

2020 Week 18 Happy Days!

Unexpectedly, this week, online grocery shopping slots became available again!! To say I was excited is definitely downplaying it. Many of the limits on items have now been removed and that is also great. Now I can order the eight three litre milks we need for a week along with the eight loaves of bread….

2020 Week 17 All the things…

I was sitting out the front the other day, talking on the phone and a car pulled to a stop in front of the house. As I continued chatting, a man got out and started walking towards me carrying quite a large box. I asked my friend to hold on, as the courier asked if…